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by Schonbergian
15 Feb 2020, 16:04
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Optical spacing
Replies: 11
Views: 3899

Re: Optical spacing

I'm not sure how that can be seen as an improvement unless the grace notes are entirely in time and on the beat.
by Schonbergian
09 Feb 2020, 23:18
Forum: Problems and Solutions (Help)
Topic: Unmeasured, tied harmonics
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Unmeasured, tied harmonics

I'm not too familiar with this form of graphic notation, but is there any need for the re-iteration of the notehead at the beginning of each bar? That would definitely contribute to confusion on my part, even with the tie on the diamond notehead.
by Schonbergian
21 Jan 2020, 19:54
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Partial measures: bar numbering and volta repeats
Replies: 12
Views: 720

Re: Partial measures: bar numbering and volta repeats

Although I haven't examined the literature on this point, I find 155a/b to be more intuitive than simply continuing to number straight-through.
by Schonbergian
21 Jan 2020, 19:52
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Lost notation 3
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Re: Lost notation 3

Perhaps not Beethoven's exact intention, but would combining the first eighth notehead of that measure with the dotted-half notehead not achieve the same goal of presenting the lower instrument entering without the difficulties of a centered beam? It would also allow said entry to preserve all down-...
by Schonbergian
24 Nov 2019, 21:57
Forum: Engraving Commentaries
Topic: Suggestions for my score.
Replies: 3
Views: 600

Re: Suggestions for my score.

Redundant lyric extenders at i.e. alto m. 7-8, where the word is already long enough to cover the melisma.

Measures 33-36 need more even spacing so they're not driven apart by the words.
by Schonbergian
31 Oct 2019, 13:04
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Bärenreiter Urtext (English version)
Replies: 30
Views: 3540

Re: Bärenreiter Urtext (English version)

To some degree it looks like it's necessitated by the flat, but I agree that it is exceptionally difficult to read at first glance. All of those notes should be more evenly spaced out.
by Schonbergian
29 Oct 2019, 13:33
Forum: Digital Notation Tools
Topic: Future of notation software
Replies: 21
Views: 2577

Re: Future of notation software

In my view, Finale is only good for those interested in the kind of endless tweaking we do, as the default output is borderline unusable. MuseScore is almost as customizable, provides much better default output, and is free, so why would a part-time engraver not interested in minutiae ever want to p...
by Schonbergian
24 Oct 2019, 02:37
Forum: Notation Rules and Standards
Topic: Harp 'quickly mute' indication
Replies: 7
Views: 743

Re: Harp 'quickly mute' indication

I've seen the vertical bracket in piano music for large chords, which is often impossible to follow on precisely those chords because of hand size. I wonder if the same issue might crop up in harp music. Could John or another keyboardist/harpist with more experience chime in on why this symbol is so...
by Schonbergian
21 Oct 2019, 15:59
Forum: Books and Sites
Topic: Bärenreiter Urtext (English version)
Replies: 30
Views: 3540

Re: Bärenreiter Urtext (English version)

Ironically looks better than their Finale output, though still nothing to write home about.
by Schonbergian
20 Oct 2019, 23:05
Forum: Type and Font Design
Topic: "Warmth" and Note Size
Replies: 50
Views: 5738

Re: "Warmth" and Note Size

You could give this a shot, but I'm not sure if it would fit the style of your scores: https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/glc/1820-modern
This one is also fairly close: https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/urw/seizieme-pro